South Australia State Election 2018 Final Outcome

South Australia State Election 2018 Final Outcome

Polling Day Saturday 17 March 2018

South Australia Electoral Commission

Final Makeup Of The South Australia Parliament

Victor P Taffa

South Australia’s Liberal Party has returned from the political wilderness in winning the State Election as voters turned their back on Labor and opting for a new Liberal Premier in Steven Marshall.

Labor led by Premier Jay Weatherill lost Government having been in office since 2002.

Voters had enough of Wind Mills and Power Blackouts and lack of consistent electricity supply.

While Labor was not reduced to a Parliamentary rump it is clearly apparent that energy policy has hurt Labor dearly and will hurt other Governments until Coal Fired Power Stations are operating that provides cheap affordable electricity to households and all businesses.

Voters do not want exorbitant power prices and have sent a clear message to the chief architects of this nonsensical Wind Mill thought bubble.

Tramways, Light Rail, Railways, High Speed Rail all needs electricity and wind mills do not provide enough base load power to drive any rail based form of transport.

High Speed Rail is a Capital City-Capital City train operating at 500 km/h that operates in Japan as the Bullet Train.

Governing party sits on the right hand side of the Speaker in the Parliament.

Seats listed under Government are made up of Liberal held seats. Seats listed under Opposition are made up of Labor and Independent held seats.

Following the declaration of all 47 House of Assembly Districts in the South Australia State Election as announced by the South Australia Electoral Commission, the list of districts in order of margin* is as follows:

Government                                                   Opposition

30% Margin                                              30% Margin

Flinders           LIB                 26.3%              Croydon                      LAB                24.4%

Stuart              LIB                 23.1%             

20% Margin                                              20% Margin

MacKillop       LIB                 17.6%              Ramsay                       LAB                18.9%

Bragg              LIB                 17.4%              Elizabeth                     LAB                17.7%

                                                                        Port Adelaide              LAB                16.8%

                                                                        Playford                      LAB                16.3%

                                                                        Cheltenham                 LAB                15.9%

15% Margin                                              15% Margin

Schubert          LIB                 14.3%              Kaurna                        LAB                14.9%

Hammond       LIB                 12.1%              Reynell                        LAB                14.5%

Unley              LIB                 11.3%              West Torrens               LAB                13.2%

Morialta           LIB                 10.7%            Mount Gambier           IND                 10.3% 

Morphett         LIB                 10.5%             

10% Margin                                              10% Margin

Kavel               LIB                 9.7%                Light                           LAB                9.9%

Narungga        LIB                 9.5%              Frome                          IND                 8.2% 

Gibson             LIB                 9.3%               

Davenport       LIB                 8.8%               

Black               LIB                 8.7%               

Chaffey           LIB                 8.6%               

8% Margin                                                 8% Margin

Colton             LIB                 7.9%                Enfield                        LAB                7.9%

Hartley           LIB                 7.8%                Giles                            LAB                7.4%

Waite               LIB                 7.8%               Florey                          IND                 6.1%

Dunstan           LIB                 6.1%              Taylor                          LAB                5.7%

                                                                        Badcoe                       LAB                5.5%

                                                                       Hurtle Vale                   LAB                5.3%

5% Margin                                                   5% Margin

Finniss             LIB                 4.6%              Torrens                        LAB                4.6%

Elder               LIB                 4.4%                Lee                              LAB                3.8%

                                                                        Wright                         LAB                3.5%

2% Margin                                                2% Margin

Adelaide         LIB                 2%                   Mawson                      LAB                0.3%

Newland         LIB                 2%                  

Heysen          LIB                 1.8%                

King                LIB                 0.7%             


Seats Held By Liberal Party:              25

Seats Held By Labor Party:                19

Seats Held By Independent:               3

Total No. Of Seats:                           47



ALP                Australian Labor Party

LIB                 Liberal Party

IND                 Independent

*Margin is the swing required for a district to change hands on a two candidate basis based on the 2018 State Election result.


Legislative Council

Legislative Council State Summary

Number of Electors: 1,201,775

Last updated 23/04/2018 14:45


First Preference Votes

Count Status: Count Complete

Party                                                               Percentage %      Votes

Stop Population Growth Now                                    1.2%                12,878

The Greens                                                                  5.9%                61,610

Dignity Party Inc                                                        1.9%                20,337

Nick Xenophon’s SA-BEST                                       19.4%              203,364

Liberal Democrats                                                      2.5%                25,956

Advance SA                                                                0.4%                4,227

Animal Justice Party                                                   2.2%                22,822

Liberal Party                                                               32.2%              338,700

Child Protection Party                                                1.5%                15,530

Australian Conservatives (SA)                                   3.5%                36,525

Australian Labor Party                                               28.9%              304,229

Independent Amrik Singh Thandi                              0.3%                3,572

Independent Honest Transparent Accountable       0%                   307

Danig Party of Australia (SA Division)                        0%                   94

Independent Racing means Jobs                                 0.1%                723

Total Formal                                                              95.9%              1,050,874

Total Informal                                                           4.1%                44,497

Total Ballot Papers                                                   100.00%          1,095,371

Results are final for every House of Assembly District

Results are final for the Legislative Council


Recent Premiers Of South Australia

Premier                      Party               Term Of Office

Steven Marshall          Liberal             17 March 2018-Present

Jay Weatherill             Labor               21 Oct. 2011-17 March 2018

Mike Rann                  Labor               5 March 2002-21 Oct. 2011

Rob Kerin                   Liberal             22 Oct. 2001-5 March 2002

John Olsen                  Liberal             28 Nov. 1996-22 Oct. 2001

Dean Brown                Liberal             14 Dec. 1993-28 Nov. 1996